Restoring

For The Factory Look & Performance

Page Revised: 10 May 2019

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Article by
Eric Dess

We all know that these cars are fairly old now. Considering that over half of them, maybe more, are gone forever due to accidents and high scrap metal prices, our OEM parts supply is quickly dwindling. And with virtually no companies making new or restoration parts, you can see that your task of keeping your Cougar in tip-top shape is rather daunting.

But you need fear not, because we've got lots of experience with restoring Cougars. Use this section as a guide for keeping your Cat looking new again, and as stock-appearing as possible. In the future we'll be adding more all-new articles to help you.

Please remember that you're restoring your car at your own risk and we assume no responsibilities for your actions (see our disclaimer for more details). If you have some information that you'd like us to add here, or have a general comment about restoring, feel free to contact us.

Note: Info listed below is for all 1983-88 Cougar/Thunderbird models, unless specified otherwise.




ENGINE

 


TRANSMISSION

 


REAR AXLE

 


SUSPENSION

 


EXHAUST

 


BRAKES

 


WHEELS

 


EXTERIOR

 


LIGHTING

 


INTERIOR & ELECTRONIC